Educational and Community Activities

   Invited Talks


   Current Community Engagements (Program/Organising Committee)


  • Information Services Director on ACM SIGCOMM Executive committee (since July 2013, appointment expires with Chair)

  • ACM SIGCOMM CoNext conference Steering Committee Member (since August 2016)

  • ACM Sensys conference Steering Committee Member (since 2015)

  • UK Next Generation Networking Steering Committee co-chair (since 2013, alongside Iain Philips)

  • The Web Conference 2018 (WWW 2018)

  • ACM SIGCOMM Internet Measurement Conference 2017 (IMC 2017)

  • ACM SIGCOMM Internet Measurement Conference 2017 Shadow PC

  • ACM SIGCOMM 2017

  • ACM SIGCOMM 2017 Workshop on Mobile Edge Communications (MECOMM’2017)

  • ACM SIGCOMM 2017 Reproducibility Workshop (Reproducibility’17)

  • Data Transparency Lab Grants Program (DTL Call for Proposals 2017)

  • 11th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare (PervasiveHealth 2017)

  • 11th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM 2017)

  • 26th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2017 , User Modeling, Personalization, and Experience track)

  • 7th ACM International Conference on Digital Health (DH 2017)

  • Network Traffic Measurement and Analysis Conference (TMA 2017)

  • Third International IEEE Workshop on Legal and Technical Issues in Cloud Computing and the Internet of Things (CLaw 2017)

  • 9th IEEE International Workshop on Network Science for Communication Networks (NetSciCom 2017)

   Journals (Editorial Board)

   Journals (Reviewer)

Note: I no longer perform reviews for commercial journals not supporting Open Access, or those (like Elsevier) taking part in political sanctions against any country.

ACM Transactions on the Web (TWEB), ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communications Review (CCR), PLOS ONE, Computers in Human Behavior, Transactions on Database Systems, IEEE JSAC Special issue on Measuring and Troubleshooting the Internet, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, IEEE Internet Computing, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, IEEE Communications Letters, IEEE JSAC on Network Science, IEEE Network, IET Networks, World Wide Web Journal, International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, MDPI Entropy, Springer World Wide Web Journal, Elsevier COMNET, Elsevier Social Networks, Elsevier Computer Communications, Wiley's handbook on Computer Networks, Computer Communications Journal, Springer Journal of the Network and Systems Management, Springer book `Cloud Computing for Enterprise Architectures', Kunstliche Intelligenz (Artificial Intelligence), China Communications, IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, Wireless Networks (WINET), Springer Social Network Analysis and Mining (SNAM), New Media & Society

   Teaching

    See Resource pages for teaching material

2015-2016: QMUL Digital Media and Social Networks (PG-UG)
2015-2016: QMUL 21st Century Networks with Steve Uhlig
2013-2014: QMUL Digital Media and Social Networks (PG-UG)
2013-2014: BUPT Networks and Protocols (UG) with Michael Chai
2013-2014: QMUL 21st Century Networks with Steve Uhlig
Cambridge University Computer Laboratory on MPhil course with Jon Crowcroft (Network Architecture) (Slides) Guest lectures  2010, 2011, 2012
2012-2013: QMUL Computer Systems and Networks (UG) with Graham White
2012-2013: QMUL Communications and Networks (UG) with Vindya Wijeratne
2012-2013: QMUL 21st Century Networks (PG) with Steve Uhlig
2011-2012: QMUL ELE403 Internet Protocols (UG)  with Maged Elkashlan
2011-2012: QMUL  AMCM051 The Semantic Web (PG) with Félix Cuadrado

I am also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

   Consultancy

I offer consultancy services on research project and patent disputes, social media strategy, online social network presence management, online advertising strategy, and systems approach to related areas. Our consultancy activities are offered through Queen Mary Innovations Ltd. Please contact me for informal discussions about your requirements and projects.

   PhD Examination

Sultan Alanazi, University of Nottingham, May 2017
Noradila Nordin, University College London, May 2017
Valentin Radu, University of Edinburgh, March 2017
Antonio Lima, University of Birmingham, June 2016
Dong Wang, Chinese Academy of Sciences(CAS), October 2015
Suranga Seneviratne, University of New South Wales/NICTA, August 2015
Tulio de Souza, University of Oxford, July 2015
Danny Matthews, University of Sussex, December 2014
Vasileios Giotsas, UCL, September 2014
Jiefeng Chen, The University of New South Wales, April 2014
Antonio Davoli, Sapienza University of Rome, November 2013
Anastasios Noulas, Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge, October 2013

   Funding body reviews

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
Indo Swiss Joint Research Programme (ISJRP)
Israel Science Foundation (ISF)

   Current External affiliations

Visiting member, NetOS Group, Computer Lab, Cambridge
Visiting member, CISG Group, UCL

   Administration

Social Media Officer, QMUL EECS Communications & Admissions team
Member of QMUL EECS Networks and Systems Teaching Group
Member of QMUL EECS Music and Media Teaching Group
PhD Committee Member for QMUL EPSRC/AHRC DTC for Media & Arts Technology

   Extended Biography

May 2014-Dec 2015: Research Scientist, Qatar Computing Research Institute
Summers 2012 & 2013: Visiting researcher, AT&T Research, Floreham Park (cycle route)
Jan 2010 - Sep 2011, postdoctoral researcher, Royal Veterinary College/University of Cambridge, CHDI Project
Jan 2009 - Dec 2009, Post-doctoral researcher, Max Planck Institute for Software Systems,Germany
Sep 2009 - Nov 2010, Visiting researcher, Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge
Nov 2008 - Dec 2008, Research associate, CISG Group, University College London
July 2007 - Nov 2008, Collaborating with AT&T Research , Network Simulation and Emulation Tools Consultant
March 2008 - May 2008, Visiting researcher, School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Adelaide
Winter 2005, Intel Research Cambridge, Research Scientist, CoMo Project
Summer 2003, UCL EE/BT Research, Sensor Networks Operating System for Senceive
Summer 2002 and 2001, Sony Europe, Embedded Systems Hardware Group, ARM Compliancy Test-Harness

I studied for my PhD between Oct 2004-Oct 2008, investigating the Topological Characteristics of IP Networks, which I successfully defended on 31st October 2008. My examiners were George Pavlou and Christos Gkantsidis. I carried out my thesis research jointly between two great labs, the NetOS Group, Computer Laboratory, Cambridge University (userid: hh318), and Networks and Services Research Laboratory Group, UCL (supervised by: Miguel Rio, Andrew Moore , Richard Mortier)

I was also a scholar at London Business School, under the UCL CSEL sponsorship programme, attending MBA electives.

My MPhil (transfer) Thesis investigated Network Traffic Inference Using Sampled Statistics [pdf].

In 2004 I completed the MSc in Telecommunication Engineering with distinction. I was sponsored by EPSRC, Project: kOS “kind of Operating System” (report). This work had contributions to technology spin-out Senceive.

Between 1999-2003 I studied for the BEng (Hons) Electronic & Electrical Engineering at UCL. My 2nd & final year were sponsored by Sony Europe. For my final year project I built a stand-alone RDS Encoder (report).

Before that, I studied for A-Levels at William Morris Academy.

MISC: My Erdos Number is 3: Hamed Haddadi > Andrew G. Thomason -> Fan Chung -> Paul Erdos

  Randoms:

Fitness Instructor (part time), UCL Union Bloomsbury Fitness, June 2006-Jan 2009
Former President/Committee member, UCL Electrical Engineering Society (Flemingo Society), ULU Canoe Polo Club , Kensington Wrestling Club , University of London Lifesaving club, UCL Union Persian society

   Past events & associations (and is there a cure?)

This list got too big to be useful, we have too many conferences and workshops (though many of them are pretty good!), and I review too many papers per week!

External Reviewer for ACM CSCW2015, IEEE WiMob (2011), IEEE/ACM MASCOTS,ACM SIGCOMM, IEEE INFOCOMM, IEEE/ACM ToN, USENIX NSDI, BCS HCI, ACM IMC, ACM UBICOMP, ACM ISWC

  • The 8th Annual Workshop on Simplifying Complex Networks for Practitioners (SIMPLEX 2016)

  • 8th EAI International Conference on Mobile Computing, Applications and Services (MobiCASE 2016)

  • ACM SIGCOMM 2016

  • 12th ACM SIGCOMM Asian Internet Engineering Conference (AINTEC 2016)

  • Personal and Ubiquitous Computing (PUC) Special Issue on Privacy and the Internet of Things

  • 1st ACM MobiSys International Workshop on Mobile Data (MOBIDATA 2016)

  • 3rd ACM MobiSys International Workshop on Physical Analytics (WPA 2016)

  • 2nd Annual International Conference on Computational Social Science (ICCSS 2016)

  • The 10th Internationa AAAI conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM 2016)

  • 25th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2016 , mobility track)

  • 6th ACM International Digital Health conference (DH 2016 , Social Computing for Health Track co-Chair)

  • The 36th IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS 2016)

  • IEEE International Conference on Communications 2016 (ICC 2016, Social Networking track)

  • The Alan Turing Institute Symposium on Responsible, Ethics-Aware Research & Innovation in Data Science (March 2016)

  • The 9th ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM 2016)

  • The 8th IFIP Traffic Monitoring and Analysis workshop (TMA 2016)

  • The 8th International Workshop on Hot Topics in Planet-­scale mObile computing and online Social neTworking (HotPOST’16)

  • 5th IEEE Workshop on Smart Data Pricing (SDP2016 , with IEEE INFOCOM 2016)

  • IEEE 2nd Workshop on Legal and Technical Issues in Cloud Computing and the Internet of Things (CLaw 2016)

  • ACM Conference on emerging Networking EXperiments and Technologies (CoNext 2015)
  • 7th International Conference on Mobile Computing, Applications and Services (MobiCASE 2015)
  • ACM SIGCOMM 11th Asian Internet Engineering Conference (AINTEC 2015)
  • ACM Conference on Online Social Networks (COSN 2015)
  • First International Workshop on Social Sensing (SocialSens 2015)
  • ACM SIGCOMM 2015
  • Multi-Service Networks 2015 (MSN 2015)
  • IEEE GLOBECOM 2015
  • 9th AAAI International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM 2015
  • 5th IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS 2015)
  • Data Natives Workshop, City University London (Data Natives 2015)
  • 12th IEEE International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing (UIC 2015)
  • Seventh International Workshop on Traffic Monitoring and Analysis (TMA 2015)
  • The 7th Annual Workshop on Simplifying Complex Networks for Practitioners (SIMPLEX 2015)
  • 7th International Workshop on Hot Topics in Planet-­scale mObile computing and online Social neTworking (HotPOST 2015)
  • 1st IEEE International Workshop on Legal and Technical Issues in Cloud Computing (CLaw 2015)
  • Fourth IEEE Workshop on Smart Data Pricing (SDP2015 , with IEEE INFOCOM 2015)
  • The International Workshop on Cyber-Physical Cloud Computing (IEEE/ACM CPCC 2014)
  • Sixth International Conference on Mobile Computing, Applications and Services (MobiCASE 2014)
  • Propagation Phenomena in Real World Network, Springer Book, 2014
  • IEEE Workshop on Privacy and Anonymity for the Digital Economy (PADE 2014)
  • 8th International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM 2014)
  • IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME 2014)
  • IEEE GLOBECOM 2014
  • International Workshop on Computational Advertising (WCA-2014)
  • 1st International Workshop on Hot Topics in Big Data & Networking (HotData’14, IEEE ICCCN)
  • TPC for 3rd Workshop on Smart Data Pricing (SDP2014 , with IEEE INFOCOM)
  • TPC for 5th Workshop on Simplifying Complex Networks (SIMPLEX 2014, with WWW Conference)
  • TPC for IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME 2014)
  • TPC for 6th Workshop on Hot Topics in P2P computing & Online Social neTworking (HotPOST 2014)
  • IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN 2014)
  • TPC for IEEE GLOBECOM (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
  • EPSRC ITaaU workshop on Human-Data Interaction (HDI 2013 , co-chair)
  • TPC co-Chair for ACM SIGCOMM HotPlanet workshop 2013
  • TPC for 8th workshop on Secure Network Protocols (NPSec 2013 , with IEEE ICNP 2013)
  • TPC for IEEE LCN Workshop on Privacy and Anonymity in Digital Economy (PADE 2013)
  •  TPC for 7th International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM 2013)
  •  Organising Committee for 8th Workshop on Secure Network Protocols (NPSec 2013) in conjunction with ICNP 2013
  •  TPC for World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2013)
  •  TPC for IEEE International workshop on Hot Topics in P2P computing & Online Social Networking (HotPOST 2012, HotPOST 2013)
  •  Shadow-heavy TPC for EuroSys 2013
  •  TPC for Workshop on Open Resilient human-aware Cyber-physical Systems (WORCS-2013)
  •  TPC for IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME 2013)
  •  TPC for The Internet, Interdisciplinarity & Innovation (In3): The first international conference on Internet Science 2013
  •  TPC co-Chair for EuroSys workshop Measurement, Privacy, Mobility (MPM 2012)
  •  Co-Chair for EPSRC workshop on communications and networks (COMNET 2012)
  •  TPC for IEEE Symposium on Green Technology and Systems (ISGTS 2012)
  •  TPC for ACM SIGMETRICS workshop on Privacy and Anonymity in Digital Economy (PADE 2012)
  •  TPC for IEEE Symposium on Business, Engineering & Industrial Applications (ISBEIA 2012)   TPC for IEEE International Power and Energy Conference (PECON 2012)
  •  TPC for ACM HotPlanet 2012
  •  TPC for IEEE International Workshop on Social Networks and TV (CCNC’2012 SNTV)
  •  TPC for ACM CoNext Student Workshop (2011)
  •  TPC for First International Workshop on Enterprise Cloud Computing (ECCPL 2011)
  •  TPC for ICCCN 2011 Workshop on Social Interactive Media Networking and Applications (SIMNA 2011)
  •  TPC for 4th Workshop on Pervasive Advertising (Pervasive 2011)
  •  TPC for International Conference on Digital Information and Communication Technology (DICTAP 2011)
  •  TPC for IEEE Workshop on Complex and Communication Networks (CCNet 2010)
  •  TPC for IEEE CCNC Workshop on Social Networking 2011
  •  TPC for Eurosys Social Network Systems 2009
  •  TPC for IEEE ICUMT 2009
  •  TPC for 1st International Workshop on Emerging Internet Applications (WEIA’09)
  •  TPC for International Congress on Modelling and Simulation( ModSim’09)
  • Guest Editor for MASAUM Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences (MJBAS)